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Japanese Salvation Army Emergency Relief Teams Swing into Action

Posted on 14th March 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of the country last week. One of the teams is assisting people who have been evacuated from areas where there is potential danger because of damage to nuclear power generation  […]
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As The Salvation Army in Japan continues its response to the earthquake that devastated areas of the country on March 10th, The Salvation Army in Canada will immediately allocate $75,000 to support the ongoing relief effort. The most damaged city is Sendai, about 400 kilometres away from Tokyo. Commissioner Makoto Yoshida, leader of The Salvation  […]
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Demolition begins at The Salvation Army’s Port-au-prince compound

Posted on 8th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Demolition is underway at The Salvation Army’s Delmas 2 compound in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In just two weeks, long-standing Salvation Army structures will be leveled to make way for significant rebuilding. Crews will tear down all of the buildings at the location with the exception of the temporary classrooms, kitchen and the old College Verena, where  […]
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British Columbians primed to act on poverty, poll finds

Posted on 8th March 2011, by Salvation Army
British Columbians are more inclined than most Canadians to be sympathetic to the poor and to believe governments should support those on low incomes. An Angus Reid poll conducted for the Salvation Army suggests British Columbians are eager to address the plight of the lower classes, with one pollster saying it’s because poverty, especially homelessness,  […]
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Rising food prices affect P.E.I. consumers

Posted on 7th March 2011, by Salvation Army
P.E.I. consumers are less than thrilled that oil and food — especially staples such as bread, pasta, rice and coffee — are about to become more expensive. Grocery giant Loblaws has announced it will raise prices on many items by an average of five per cent starting next month. The price of key commodities has  […]
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PotashCorp Donates $100,000 for Earthquake Relief in New Zealand

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today announced a $100,000 donation to The Salvation Army to assist relief efforts in New Zealand following the magnitude-6.3 earthquake near Christchurch on February 22. “Our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch and area as they cope with the loss or injury of loved ones and continue their  […]
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Salvation Army in Italy Responds to Request for Help with Refugees

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Italian authorities have asked The Salvation Army to arrange for its Atena Lucana Centre to be used as a temporary home for refugees from northern Africa fleeing the turmoil in Tunisia and Libya. Lt-Colonel Daniel Naud, Officer Commanding of The Salvation Army’s work in Italy, reports that he agreed to have the centre prepared and  […]
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Salvation Army Steps Up Earthquake Response in New Zealand

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
THE Salvation Army’s operations in earthquake-affected Canterbury, New Zealand, have shifted up a gear. On Wednesday, March 2 Salvation Army emergency services volunteers provided 65 per cent more meals to evacuated residents than they had the previous day. Psychosocial support workers fielded their largest number of teams providing emotional support to residents in the hardest-hit  […]
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Christchurch Earthquake Aid Update

Posted on 2nd March 2011, by Salvation Army
As aftershocks continue to shake the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Salvation Army personnel continue to provide aid to those affected. • Salvation Army Welfare Centres report that there is an increasing demand for food. The Army has provided more than 2,850 meals. • Salvation Army Psychosocial Support Teams that include 90 Salvation Army personnel  […]
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